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The Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (Scotland) Regulations 2010

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13.—(1) In relation to any sampled bovine animal, the occupier of a slaughterhouse or other place of slaughter (for the purposes of point 4.1(a) of Annex V to the EU TSE Regulation (removal of specified risk material), hide market or tannery must, for the purpose of point 6.3 of Part I of Chapter A of Annex III to the EU TSE Regulation (measures following testing) and pending receipt of the test result, either—

(a)retain all carcases and all parts of the body (including the blood and the hide) that will have to be disposed of in the event of a positive result; or

(b)dispose of them in accordance with sub‑paragraph (2).

(2) For the purposes of points 6.4 and 6.5 of that Part, if a positive result is received for a sampled bovine animal, the occupier must immediately dispose of—

(a)the carcase and all parts of the body of that animal (including the blood and the hide); and

(b)unless a derogation has been granted under sub-paragraph (5), the carcase and all parts of the body (including the blood and the hide) of the animal immediately preceding that animal on the slaughter line and the 2 animals immediately following it,

in accordance with point 6.4 of that Part.

(3) If no sample has been sent to or no sample has been received by, an approved testing laboratory for testing in accordance with paragraphs 8 and 9, or if an insufficient test result is received, in respect of a bovine animal required to be tested under this Schedule, the occupier must immediately dispose of—

(a)the carcase and all parts of the body (including the blood and the hide) of that animal; and

(b)unless a derogation has been granted under sub-paragraph (5), the carcase and all parts of the body (including the blood but not the hide) of the animal immediately preceding that animal on the slaughter line and the 2 animals immediately following it,

in accordance with point 6.4 of that Part; and for the purposes of this sub-paragraph an “insufficient test result” means a certification by an approved testing laboratory that the sample sent to the laboratory was not of an adequate quality or was not of a sufficient quantity to obtain a test result.

(4) If a no-test result is received in respect of an animal required to be tested under this Schedule, the occupier must immediately dispose of the carcase and all parts of the body (including the blood and the hide) of that animal in accordance with point 6.4 of that Part; and for the purposes of this sub-paragraph a “no-test result” means a negative result from a sample following multiple rapid testing where such testing was certified as necessary by an approved testing laboratory.

(5) The Scottish Ministers may grant in writing a derogation under point 6.6 of Part I of Chapter A of Annex III to the EU TSE Regulation if they are satisfied that there is a system in place that prevents contamination between carcases.

(6) Failure to comply with sub‑paragraphs (1) to (4) is an offence.

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